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September 3, 2021, 5:50 PM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple delays the rollout of recently announced child safety features, says it will take more time to collect feedback from stakeholders and make improvements  —  Last month, Apple announced a handful of new child safety features that proved to be controversial, including CSAM detection features for iCloud Photos.
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
GoDaddy says it gave Texas Right to Life, an abortion “whistleblower” website, 24 hours to find a new hosting provider before cutting off service  —  To protest Texas' new abortion law, activists said, they pranked a website set up by the state's largest anti-abortion group.
Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
Lyft and Uber say they will cover legal fees for drivers who are sued under Texas' new abortion law for transporting women to abortion clinics  —  - Lyft and Uber said Friday they would cover legal fees for drivers on their respective platforms who are sued under Texas' restrictive abortion law that went into effect this week.
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Interview with Dom Hofmann on how and why he created Loot, the communities, creativity, and NFT speculation it spawned, and the future of the project  —  Loot (and Vine) creator Dom Hofmann on creating an open-source, decentralized game / financial asset / art project / metaverse (?)
Andrew Thurman / CoinDesk:
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
NYU study: from August 2020 to January 2021, publishers known for putting out misinfo got six times more engagement than trustworthy news sources  —  Right-leaning pages also produce more misinformation, the forthcoming study found.  —  A new study of user behavior on Facebook around …
Reuters:
Filings: NLRB is investigating two complaints by Apple employees, including one by senior engineering PM Ashley Gjøvik who alleges workplace harassment and more  —  The U.S. National Labor Relations Board is investigating two cases filed by employees against Apple, records on the agency's website show.
Insider:
Sources: Amazon will launch its own TV featuring Alexa and no third-party manufacturer branding in the US, possibly as soon as October  —  - Amazon is planning to roll out its own Amazon-branded TV, Insider has learned.  — A US launch is targeted for as soon as October.
The Verge:
Apple's updated rules allowing web signup links appear to apply only to apps that don't make much money for Apple, like Netflix and Spotify  —  It's for apps that don't make Apple any money anyways  —  While vocal app developers accused Apple last week of spinning a lawsuit settlement …
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